Reviews

Reviews

Our Guests Love Staying With Us!

“Spikeys Retreat is a little piece of paradise with all the comforts of home.

The facilities are great, & the view from both balconies is amazing.
The pool is lovely and the 12min easy walk to the beach, HOTA, & restaurants/cafes make it an ideal location for a break.

We had a great week exploring the surrounds of Chevron Island and enjoying the beaches of Surfers Paradise.”

- Megan & Tony Hupfield

“Spikeys retreat was a wonderful experience. This has been our second stay at Spikey’s Retreat. This time we stayed for 7 nights. Phill & Annie were great hosts and made us feel very welcome.

The apartment felt warm and cosy from the moment we arrived. It has everything you could possibly need. We could also rent a car from them at a very affordable rate, especially compared to other car rentals. The location is fantastic as it’s close to Surfers Paradise and surrounding beaches. A great range of restaurants is also within a short walk from the apartment.

The apartment is well set up and maintained immaculately. It has everything you need and is like a home away from home. We liked staying there so much that we have already booked our return stay.”

- Pat & Suppannee Vassarotti

THE FOLLOWING REVIEW COULD BE BIASED … IT’S POSTED FROM OUR 12 YEAR OLD GRANDSON……

“Spikeys Retreat is a great place to stay. I stayed there for two nights and it was so much fun. The pool has easy access and is a great place to hang out with friends and family. The location of Spikeys Retreat is perfect because it’s so close to restaurants, cafes, roller skate rink and a cinema. Spikeys Retreat has plenty of bikes with fun places to go for a tour of the island, visiting beaches, bridges and more. There is also a ferry that comes to a nearby ferry stop which goes to SeaWorld and back. Overall this is a great place to say and I definitely recommend it.”

- Noah Carter

“Luxuriously decorated. Great location – ideally located between the many Gold Coast beaches & the HOTA entertainment precinct. Beautifully maintained – pool sparkled & the apartment was spotless. SPIKEY’S RETREAT is an awesome two-storey two-bedroom apartment on Chevron Island (with secure underground parking) – a home away from home suitable for two couples to either work or play (we stayed for almost two months). Everything we needed was on hand & more – even the kitchen was stocked with all the basics (did I say basics- I meant a beautiful selection of teas & coffees, condiments, snacks & wines to enjoy until you find the time to restock at the nearby Coles or Sunday’s HOTA farmers & artisan markets). An easy 5 -10 minute walk to explore the many great Chevron Island and Gold Coast restaurants & bars. We woke to beautiful sunrises from the main bedroom each morning & ended the day on the huge north-facing balcony to view the sunsets to the west. You can even enjoy a view up the river whilst taking a shower. We loved the experience. Loved the destination. Thank you Anne-Marie & Phill”

- Ann & Greg Holland

“Spikey’s Retreat offers very comfortable accommodation in a great location on the Gold Coast . Walk to the beach, ride along the boardwalk, visit the local restaurants and cafes, or get your fill of culture at the nearby new Art precinct (HOTA)
Spikey’s Retreat offers a very comprehensive kitchen and lounge area if you want to relax at home. The upstairs terrace is lovely for a sunset drink. Everything you need is provided for a relaxing stay and we thoroughly recommend it.”

- Joan and Allen Grant

“We stayed at Spikeys Retreat for four (4) nights in June 2021. The apartment accommodated two couples comfortably with plenty of room for each with one upstairs and the other downstairs. Phill and Annie have thought of everything you could want to enhance your stay.
It is centrally located on Chevron Island and only a short walk to local cafes, restaurants, retail and Surfers Paradise. Ample secure parking is available in the underground garage.”

- Mark & Sue Sample

“Our recent 3-night stay at Spikey’s Retreat far exceeded our expectations

​What we loved:
The position; it is so close to the vibrant strip of Surfers Paradise, being less than a km away with its many restaurants and nightlife. Alternatively, the restaurants and cafes on Thomas Drive are only 500m away. Our favourites were Bottega for excellent Italian and Cafe Alfons for breakfast.
Spikey’s Retreat is also within easy walking distance to the Home of The Arts (HOTA) which has a fabulous Sunday market that should be a must-visit on every itinerary. The ferry service for the Surfer’s Paradise River Cruises has stops near HOTA as well as across the river off Ferny Avenue which can take you for a scenic trip up the Nerang River all the way to Seaworld.
The serenity; We awoke to magnificent sunrises with the sun peeking over the skyline of Surfers with only the chatter of local birdlife in the background. In the evening there was the choice of sitting on the lower-level balcony or the upper-level bar watching the lights come on in the high-rises across the river whilst enjoying a pre-dinner cocktail. So relaxing.

The personal touches; Whilst the location and the serenity are so good this is what made our visit truly memorable. Annie and Phil have decorated the apartment beautifully with seemingly nothing for the visitor to do but sit back and relax. The fridge and the bathroom were both well stocked in case we needed anything or had forgotten essentials. The furnishings and fittings are top quality and reflective of their extensive travels around the world and a commitment to only the best quality. We have stayed in 5-star hotels that were not at this standard.

Overall, we loved our stay at Spikey’s Retreat and cannot wait to return to renew the experience.”

- Neil and Kylie Excell

​“We had a wonderful 5-night stay at Spikey’s Retreat. Phill & Annie have really thought of everything you need for a relaxing trip away. The apartment is in a great location just far enough away from the Surfer’s nightlife but yet close enough to walk to all the action and beaches. We enjoyed beautiful views of the river from the top terrace, where we were able to relax and have a drink watching the sunset. There is off-street parking and all new amenities with a pool. Thanks for a wonderful stay, we will definitely return again in the summer”

- Cindy Wehrmacher

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